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Economic development is reviewed

Cheney's Planning Commission received an overview of economic development activities and conditions - past, present and future - at their final meeting of the summer, July 11. In a presentation to...

ML updates recreation coordinator position

The city of Medical Lake is preparing for some changes at City Hall. At its July 19 meeting, the City Council voted to update the recreation coordinator job description. This is a result of current recreation coordinator, Ashlee King, leaving her...

Four chase McMorris-Rodgers in 5th race

In a way, one could look at the 5th Congressional District primary race as 2014 2.0 – plus one. Four candidates are running to unseat incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, who is running for her seventh consecutive term. Three of those...

Luella Dow left her mark in the Cheney Free Press

Luella Dow left her mark in the Cheney Free Press for decades before passing on July 15, writing the "Of Cabbages and Kings" column every week. She was involved in the community, always wanting to...

All Star send off

Friends, families and fans gathered at Salnave Park, July 22 to send off the West Plains Little League 10-11 All Stars baseball team as they traveled to Clarkston to compete in the state tournament...

Candidate Q&A with Dave Wilson

1. What are the most pressing issues facing Eastern Washington? 2. How would you address breaking the gridlock in Congress? 3. What are the two biggest challenges facing economic development in the...

Jarms' palm tree display hopes to cash in for kids

Pine trees, not palms, are the dominant species in the area surrounding Cheney. But recently, Jarms Ace Hardware has "planted" their version of those trees from the tropics in front of the store,...

Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair is Aug. 25

A job fair focused on matching employers with well qualified past and present military members takes place Thursday, Aug. 25 with the fourth annual Hiring Heroes Career and Resource Fair. The event will be held at the Spokane County Fair and Expo...

Candidate Q&A with Joe Pakootas

1. The need for good jobs with equal pay and 2) our lack of infrastructure which is not just roads, bridges and highways. Today the U.S. spends less than 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product on...

Cheney CHAS clinic set for August opening

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A project that opens ahead of schedule will help improve the availability of health care in Cheney and the West Plains. The CHAS clinic, which occupies about 10,000...

Airway Heights council gets road project update

The Airway Heights City Council went through a light agenda at its July 25 meeting. Council received an update on the Garfield, Russell and Sprague Phase 1 Road Improvements project. The project includes reconstructing and widening a portion of a...

Candidate Q&A with Tom Horne

1. We need more good jobs. Logging and mining built this district. Both have been substantially reduced by EPA regulations and by laws that stop logging and mining projects. I would call for...

Cathy McMorris Rodgers with Candidate Q&A

1. Two big priorities that I have been leading on for Eastern Washington are substantive Veterans Affairs reform and better forest management. I have introduced two pieces of legislation to address...

Blackhawk Bucks

(L-R): Cheney Federal Credit Union's CEO JoAn Sanders, Cheney High School athletics director Gregg Hare and The Fairways' head professional and general manager Kris Kallem take part in the...

Donation to Jensen Ranch

The Jensen Memorial Youth Ranch received a $10,200 donation from the Northwest Farm Credit Services on July 22. The money will go toward expansion of a barn used for Medical Lake High School Future...

Honest answers needed to protect integrity of Legion Baseball

When one visits the national website for American Legion Baseball they are greeted by the words, “Promoting healthy competition, sportsmanship and good citizenship since 1925.” Adjacent are testimonials from notable baseball greats, Don...

Cannons bounced at state in quirky tiebreaker

The Spokane Cannons are still wondering what hit them at the Washington State American Legion state tournament in Selah. Strong pitching from their two best arms led the team to what they thought was ...

17U Summerhawks finish second in Smash N' Splash

The Cheney 17U Summerhawks baseball team ended their season on a high note after they finished second in the 16U bracket of the Smash N' Splash tournament in Moses Lake, July 24. In a July 21 Cheney ...

Eastern will host Men's Basketball Classic, Nov. 26-27

Reese Court just got even busier in November. Following the recent announcement that Eastern Washington University’s men’s basketball team will host a pair of games in the Legends Classic — hosting Bryant Monday, Nov. 21 and either Seattle or...

WPLL All-Stars compete at state

The 10-11 West Plains Little League All Star baseball team packed up their gear and uniforms and headed to Clarkston, this past weekend to compete in the state tournament. The tournament featured 13...

Grade school dropout Henry Kaiser also made America great

Between now and November, you will hear lots about “How to Make America Great Again!” Much of our country’s greatness is because of our “entrepreneurial spirit.” It is our unique trait that makes us the envy of the world. America has been...

Full story rarely being told in today's political world

Quite the Republican Convention last week in Cleveland, huh? In an event where some figured there would be demonstrations and possible walkouts of delegates over Donald Trump earning the party’s nod to face Hillary Clinton, none of that happened....

Vote For Field for 6th Rep.

I would like to thank the Free Press for its honest and fair review of Ian Field’s candidacy for the 6th District seat. Field is the most knowledgeable and best prepared of all the 6th District candidates. He is the only one running who has known...

Thank God for good people and the kindness they give

Thank you to the wonderful farm lady who came over recently to try and help us jump-start our SUV. And thank you also to the other lady for letting us use her higher gauge jumper cable. The next blessing was two wonderful men who took charge and...

Cheney Friends thank you

The Cheney Friends of the Library thank everyone who donated books or purchased them at our recent sale. Proceeds help fund learning and reading programs and the purchase of special materials and furnishings for the Cheney Library. We also give...

Evan Egerer comes to Sutton Park for Summer Concert Series

Evan Egerer will be bringing his talent to Cheney for the Summer Concert Series on Aug. 3 at Sutton Park. Egerer is from the Tri Cities and never thought he would be going into the music industry....

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 27, 2006 Medical Lake city officials were focusing on water conservation measures as the drought month of August was approaching. The city of Cheney notified Barry Miller that it wanted to purchase his land and have begun the...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1966, ladies of the Lakeview Sewing Circle were meeting regularly. The club was organized in the 1930s. Some of the women pictured are: Bessie Dare, Leona Marsh, Grace Humbert,...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Adult Christian...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 27, 2006 Medical Lake city officials were focusing on water conservation measures as the drought month of August was approaching. The city of Cheney notified Barry Miller that it wanted to purchase his land and have begun the...

West Plains Briefs

Rumpelstiltskin audition Aug. 1, play coming to Cheney Aug. 5 An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Rumpelstiltskin Monday, Aug. 1, from 9 — 11 a.m. at Cheney City Hall. Among the roles to be cast are...